Best New Artist

K. Michelle

K. Michelle

This rebellious soul pours her heart into every melody. Good or bad, count on the firebrand songstress to break down love’s struggles with a double-dose of straight talk.

Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly

The New York native speaks to the city girl with a soft heart. The Roc Nation signee continues to stake her claim among R&B’s new voices. 

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

In a year’s time, Lamar turned himself into a household name, put a chokehold on the music game and placed his TDE crew first in line for rap domination.   

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton

“Love and War” never sounded so sweet! Braxton kicked down the door with her chart-topping debut single and full-length album to match. 

TGT

TGT

Ladies can’t get enough of that classic R&B sound and TGT – comprised of Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank – brought it back to basics.